Hate speech targeted by California lawmakers

Hate speech leads to crimes, California lawmaker Gil Cedillo says, explaining why the state Senate approved a resolution against this type of verbal activity.

“Resolution 58 approved on Sept. 10 seeks to get people’s attention about the dangers of hate speech that is the precursor of crimes,” Sen. Cedillo, a Democrat who represents Los Angeles, told Efe.

“There are commentators in the mass media who create anti-immigrant and anti-Latino hysteria that leads to, besides individual hate crimes, the implementation of public policies that reflect human insensitivity,” he said.  To read the full story click here.